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FASA - Franchise Association of South Africa -

Inspiring Women -

South Africa info -

CapLinked -

SME South Africa -



AIDC - Automobile Industry Development Centre -

Industrial Development Corporation -

Khula -

Land Bank -

Namac Trust -

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda) - 

Tourism Enterprise Programme -


Women Organisations

African Women Chartered Accountants -

AWCA is committed to preparing aspirant and recently qualified CAs to understand what awaits them in the corporate environment and how to deal with circumstances and situations in an assertive manner. Information is power.

Association for Office Professionals of South Africa (OPSA) -

The Association for Office Professionals of South Africa (OPSA) is a non-profit Association, founded in 1982, for all office professionals.

Black Business Women's Association (BBWA) - 

The purpose of the BBWA is to highlight the achievements of black women in the arena of business, to highlight the various vehicles that have been set-up to fast-track women empowerment in business, to create a platform for networking, strategic partnerships and learning and to facilitate education, training and development and skills transfer through workshops and seminars

International Women's Forum of South Africa (IWFSA) -     

IWFSA is a progressive organisation of women leaders whose vision is to educate, empower, nurture and mentor the next generation of women leaders in South Africa through various programmes.

New Faces New Voices -

New Faces New Voices (NFNV) was launched in May 2009 as the business and finance pillar of "Multiplying Faces, Amplifying Voices" which was founded by Mrs. Graҫa Machel. NFNV is a pan-African organization of women in business and finance mobilized to promote change in the financial sector to ensure Africa benefits from the untapped resource represented by women.

SA Women in Construction (SAWiC) - 

SAWiC is a National Association of Women Construction Entrepreneurs (SMMEs) or women employed in all areas of construction, from the skilled trades to business ownership. SAWiC promotes and supports the advancement of women in the construction industry as it administers, intervenes, facilitates and negotiates to empower its members to successfully take up and complete job opportunities, contracts and related legal aspects, training, finance, networks, marketing. SAWiC has chapters in the SA nine provinces each headed by a national board member.  SAWiC services more than 2000 women contractors across South Africa.

SA Women in Engineering (SAWomENg) -

SAWomEng (South African Women in Engineering) is a non-profit, student-run body founded at the University of Cape Town in . The organisation was the brainchild of two then third-year University of Cape Town civil engineering students, Mabohlale Mampuru and Naadiya Moosajee, who envisioned a platform through which young women in the field, like themselves, would be able to fast-track their careers.

South African Women Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN) -

The establishment of South African Women Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN) is a reaction to the fact that women entrepreneurs in South Africa continuously face a wide array of obstacles in starting, growing and sustaining their own enterprises.

Spice4Life -

Technology For Women In Business (TWIB) -

The vision for TWIB is to move women in business from the periphery into the mainstream of the economy through the use of technology and by facilitating focused action by women enterpreneurs at all levels, creating successful role models, unlocking solutions to progressive approaches to doing business in a global economy and exploiting partnerships with government, corporates and woman focused organisations.

Women in Film and Television South Africa (WIFTSA) -

WIFTSA is a South African chapter of Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI). WIFTI is a global network comprised of some 35 Women In Film chapters worldwide and over 10,000 members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media.

Women in IT -

Women in IT is an initiative that was launched by Fizz Marketing with the support of big IT players like Microsoft to provide a support structure for those women working in what is today a male dominated IT environment.





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Business Engage is an exciting and inventive South African based organisation at the forefront of strategic thinking on gender mainstreaming in the private sector. The aim of Business Engage is to enable individuals (both men and women) and companies to maximise their growth and profits through its diverse offerings that include networking, mentorship, training, collaboration, entrepreneurship development and support.